On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 01:53:27PM -0400, Chuck Robey wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > DSA - JCR wrote: > > Hi all > > > > FreeBSD 6.2 > > > > I would like to put a password when booting/mounting mi Freebsd box. > > is it possible? How? > > > > What I want is that if the system is rebooted or shutdown, somebody must > > enter a password to boot and/or mounting "/" > > > > is for protecting the system from unauthorized users > > A couple of items here. The first is a long known rule of security, which is, > if an attacker has physical access to the console, then the game is up, you > can't protect it any more.
You cannot protect the machine if an attacker has physical access. But you _can_ protect your data by encrypting it. Hence my advice to use geli(8). Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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